Joélle Harvey, Nicholas Phan & Mary Bevan Lead Handel and Haydn Society’s 2021-22 Season

The Handel and Haydn Society in Boston has announced its 2021-22 season returning to live performances. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on vocal performances. For the 168th consecutive year, the company will celebrate the holiday season with performances of Handel’s “Messiah,” at Symphony Hall. For the last time as Artistic Director, Harry Christophers will lead {…}

Mary Bevan, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Iestyn Davies Headline Handel + Haydn Society 2020-21 Season

The Handel + Haydn Society has announced its 2020-21 season, which features a wide range of performances, including 10 company premieres. As always, our focus will be on performances of the operatic and vocal variety. The season kicks off with a performance of Brahms’ “A German Requiem” featuring soprano Amanda Majeski and baritone Ryan McKinny. Conductor Harry Bicket will lead {…}

Stuart Skelton, James Rutherford and Atalla Ayan highlight the Norwegian National Opera’s 2019-20 season

The Norwegian National Opera announced its plans for the 2019-20 season. Here is the lineup: The season open with Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” in a production by British director Oliver Mears. Operalia Competition winner Luis Gomes sings Nemorino opposite Andrea Carroll’s Adina. Baritone Andrei Kymach and Bass-baritone Günes Gürle will sing Belcore and Dulcamara, respectively. The conductor will be Daniel Smith. {…}